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Event

Friday 31st July 2020

On 31st July 2020, we held our second REflect event ONLINE!

The morning session was for companies, and those in business, to learn about and understand the facts and statistics on under-representation of BAME role models and senior leaders in organisations. The speakers offered advice on how to tangibly take steps to address and fix this from within, or partner with organisations that can help.

The afternoon session was to inspire young people (18-25 years old) with talks from motivational speakers who shared their success stories to break down barriers and show them that they can be whatever they want to be with the right attitude and mindset.

Watch the videos below and hear first-hand from our incredible speakers who are all passionate about diversity and ensuring that no one is left behind.

Speakers

To read their bios and hear what they had to say, click on each image.

Jacqueline de Rojas
CBE


• Chaired the session
• Introduction and opening speech
• Why does Diversity matter?

Ollie
Folayan


• Introduced AFBE
• State of play in the industry today
• Help & support for companies

Suki Sandhu
OBE


• Highlighted positive change
• How to diversify your talent
• How Involve can help

Jo Foster & Isabella Mascarenhas


• Introduced the National Day
• Introduced the Impact report
• Set the challenge to businesses

Dr Ambily
Banerjee


• GSK case study
• Race & ethnicity committee
• Networks that can help

Kathyrn
Eastwood


• Creating a successful foundation
• Start to make an impact
• Partner with EY Foundation

Yewande Akinola
MBE


• Opened and chaired session
• Setting the scene
• Companies that champion youth

Dr Ozak
Esu


• Her journey so far
• Sustainability
• Positively impacting society

Shrouk
El-Attar


• Her journey so far
.• Positive mindset
• STEM outreach

Navjot
Sawhney


• The Washing Machine Project
• Solving big challenges
• How to take an idea to fruition

Jay
Richards


• His journey so far
• The inspiration behind Imagen
• Company mission and values

Caxie Dagupen & Shaan Aucharagram


• An introduction to Whitehat
• The value of apprenticeship
• How to find an apprenticeship